Barbra Streisand | $ 340 Million
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Barbra Streisand

Singer, Songwriter, Actress and Director

Net Worth $ 340 Million
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  • Birthday24th Apr, 82
  • Birth PlaceUnited States
  • Marital statusMarried
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Barbra Streisand is known around the world as one of the most talented and legendary American performers. Also a noted director, film producer, writer, actress and singer, Streisand is one of the few entertainers who have won a Tony Award, multiple Grammy, Emmy and Oscar awards. Till date, Streisand has recorded around 50 studio albums including 13 Multi-Platinum, 30 Platinum albums and 51 Gold albums. Her most famous songs include hits like The Way We Were, I Finally Found Someone, Don't Rain on My Parade and Get Happy/Happy Days Are Here Again. Barbra has also starred in many movies including Hello, Dolly!, A Star Is Born (1976), Yentl and The Mirror Has Two Faces. As of 2012, Barbra Streisand's net worth is around $340 Million. She has earned her wealth from starring in, writing, directing and producing movies and of course through the sales of her records and the royalties she gets from her musical endeavors. Barbra Streisand resides in an enormous cliff-top compound in Malibu. The property is estimated to be worth about 100 million dollars. Through her live performances, Streisand has raised over $25 million for the various charities and organizations that she supports. She founded the Streisand Foundation in 1986 which works with organizations that supports causes like nuclear disarmament, women’s issues, the protection of civil rights and civil liberties and the preservation of the environment. Streisand also donated $1 million to former President Bill Clinton’s climate change initiative the William J. Clinton Foundation in 2006. In 2008, Streisand was named the third most generous celebrity by a Parade magazine survey. The same year, Streisand endowed $5 million to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Women's Heart Center via the Barbra Streisand Women's Cardiovascular Research and Education Program. An avid furniture and art collector, Streisand sold 526 items from her personal collection at Julien’s Auctions in October 2009. When she was 18, Streisand had the spelling of her name officially changed from ‘Barbara’ to ‘Barbra’. She later stated that she dropped the second ‘a’ from her name since she hated her name but didn’t want to change it entirely. Barbra has been married twice. Her first marriage, to actor Elliott Gould, lasted eight years from ’63 to ’71. In 1998, Barbra married actor James Brolin. Barbra has only one child, son Jason Gould from her first marriage. She has no children from her second marriage. Barbra is the godmother to Jon Peters' daughters, Skye and Caleigh Peters. A longtime supporter of the Democratic Party, Streisand has actively supported many of their causes. She has also actively supported the gay rights movement as well as the movement opposing Proposition 8 in California.  

Quotes

  • What is exciting is not for one person to be stronger than the other... but for two people to have met their match and yet they are equally as stubborn, as obstinate, as passionate, as crazy as the other.
  • I arrived in Hollywood without having my nose fixed, my teeth capped, or my name changed. That is very gratifying to me.
  • You have got to discover you, what you do, and trust it.
  • Success to me is having ten honeydew melons and eating only the top half of each slice.
  • Sometimes you resent the people you love and need the most. Love is so fascinating in all its forms, and I think everyone who has ever been a mother will relate to this.

Did you know?

  • She is one of the best selling female artists of all time, with more than 71.5 million albums in the United States and 245 million records sold worldwide.
  • She won the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role in the film, Funny Girl.
  • She became the first woman to direct, produce, script and star in her own picture during 1980s.
  • She has won two Academy Awards, eight Grammy Awards, five Emmy Awards including one Daytime Emmy, a Special Tony Award, an American Film Institute award, a Kennedy Center Honors award, a Peabody Award.
  • She has released 51 Gold albums, 30 Platinum albums, and 13 Multi-Platinum albums in the United States.

Family & relationships

Barbra Streisand Estates and Homes (1)

The entrance of the home

Malibu Home

The Malibu estate of Barbra Streisand is famous for reasons more than one. Of course, it is a magnificent marvel of planning and design but it has also led to the coinage of the "Streisand Effect"! The estate was bought way back in 1974 and is estimated to be of around $12 million in value.

Location: The gated estate is located in Malibu, an affluent and extensive beachfront city in California. Her home is in the remote Ramirez colony. Since it is situated in the hills above the Point Dume, one has to drive a few miles to the west of the Malibu Pier and Malibu Colony.

Accommodation: The 'barn' features three bedrooms made and covered with 'singed' and aged wood. The peach colored 'peach house' consists of a large guest house in the ground floor. That apart, there is also a caretaker's residence which is another separate building.

Features: The home as such consists of 4 separate buildings - the mill house, Grandma's house, the barn and the main house on a sprawling 22.5 acres. Surrounding the house on three sides are man-made streams, gurgling merrily. Adding a natural touch is a pond with fish in the front and a rose garden which is almost spiritually elevating. At the bottom is a large basement which houses the many antiques (that the celebrity owns) as a village of shops. Included there is an elaborate doll shop too! The family room is large and cozy at the same time with a monochrome theme and a traditional fireplace. The 'peach house' has a screening theater on the first floor.

Neighborhood: Malibu is home to a galaxy of Hollywood stars and other affluent celebrities. The list of some of the notable people who stay here includes Jennifer Aniston, Pamela Anderson, Emily Blunt, Jeff Bridges, Jim Carrey, Cindy Crawford, Bob Dylan, Mel Gibson and Tom Hanks.

Beautiful pink interiors

Beautiful pink interiors

Malibu Home

Malibu Home
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Beautiful front view

Beautiful front view

Barbra Streisand Autos and Cars (1)

Streisand has been photographed going for dinner with her son in a black Ford Explorer.

Ford Explorer

Streisand has been photographed going for dinner with her son in a black Ford Explorer. The diva has got the vehicle interiors customized as per her tastes and intricate rose wood paneling lines the dashboard and door. The bucket seats are covered in expensive suede leather. The rear auxiliary climate control system allied with the standard car air-conditioner makes for a very powerful combination and completely insulates passengers from adverse weather conditions. The car has been equipped with power steering along with electronically operated door and window locks. A single disc CD player with 6 speakers along with a media hub makes for a very enriching entertainment experience. 

Barbra Streisand Cause (3)

Sting and Barbara Streisand attends Oceana event in 2008

Oceana

The artist campaigns for the NGO Oceana. Their main aim is to restore the world’s oceans with its habitats. It’s highly qualified team of marine biologists and lawyers utilize their influence to legislate major policy changes and strive to reduce sea pollution thus helping to arrest the decline of marine life.

Barbra and David foster attends David Foster Foundation event

David Foster Foundation

Streisand has actively campaigned and donated a lot of money to this charity . The non-profit organization helps in providing financial and emotional support to the Canadian children in urgent need of organ transplants. It also strives to raise organ donor awareness in USA and Canada.

The Streisand Foundation was established by the actress in 1986

Streisand Foundation

The Streisand Foundation was established by the actress in 1986. She has donated more than $15 million to support her charity. The NGO’s activities range from providing financial help to national organizations working to preserve the environment, raising awareness to protect civil rights and liberties, voter education, programs related to women’s health and elimination of nuclear weapons.

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